It used to go like this; beg for a record contract, get said contract and sign away your rights. To your music. To your time. To your own creative vision.
It wasn’t always so bad, but there are enough stories in music-business folklore to warn any artist to read between the lines of any record deal. And then have your lawyer read it. Twice.
The good news is music can be made and released easily today, without a record label. I just did it. The bad news is there are no cash advances in this model – no big record company lending me the money to make that dream single or album or video.
Music for you, funded by you!
As an indie artist, I can make all my own creative decisions. But I still have to fund those projects, and fund their promotion so new listeners here my music. I still need to cut through the noise.
There is a simple way to fund this journey – and you are that way. Record labels used to stand between artists like me and listeners like you. But no more.
You can become so much more than a listener. You can become my collaborator. We can create beauty together.
Welcome to Patreon.
Patreon is a simple membership platform that allows you to support your favourite artists directly. You decide on any level of monthly support for my music – starting at just a buck! I support a few artists this way and it has connected me to their work in a truly special way.
At just $3 a month, you’ll start getting perks, like every original song I release. It’s almost like Netflix for indie artists.
I’ve been posting regularly on Patreon, and there are already two audio files you can download there that won’t be available anywhere else.
Five of you have already signed up as patrons and I am so grateful! I feel that groundswell of sustainability already and will be buying some Facebook ads to promote my latest video because I can. Because of you!